• Is the Vancouver real estate market overheating?

    Is the Vancouver real estate market overheating?

    For many years Canada was seen as the poor cousin to the USA despite the fact that the country has an extremely successful economy in its own right. There may have been a time in years gone by when the country was feeding from the scraps of the USA but those times have certainly been

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  • Is Vancouver the new London of real estate?

    Is Vancouver the new London of real estate?

    For some time now the London real estate market has been seen as a safe haven for foreign investors looking to increase their real estate exposure. Is it a coincidence that the London property market seems to be taking a breather at the same time as experts are looking towards Vancouver as the next hot

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  • Canadian authorities crack down on phantom real estate bids

    Canadian authorities crack down on phantom real estate bids

    It is debatable whether so-called “phantom bids” are a problem in the worldwide real estate market although this has not stopped the Ontario authorities introducing new regulations. Opinion is mixed as to whether the subject of phantom bids needed to be addressed but there is no doubt that they do rear their heads from time

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  • Luxury real estate investors target Toronto

    Luxury real estate investors target Toronto

    While Canada may not be the country foremost on the lips of those looking at the worldwide real estate market there is no doubt that the country has performed very well since the 2008 U.S.-led mortgage crash. Indeed a report by Christies International Real Estate reveals that Toronto is the only one of the top

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  • Electronic signatures in pipeline for Ontario real estate transactions

    Electronic signatures in pipeline for Ontario real estate transactions

    In a sign of the times, the Ontario authorities in Canada have issued a statement today confirming speculation that they are looking at esignatures as a means of completing real estate transactions. While the idea of electronic signatures on official documentation is not new, it is not something which is widely advocated in the real

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  • Canadian property prices under pressure

    Canadian property prices under pressure

    While Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, continues to enjoy his honeymoon period it seems that the situation left behind in Canada may not have been as rosy as many would have you believe. A number of high-profile real estate investment funds have been talking very cautiously about the Canadian real estate

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